Denison Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Denison University
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into Denison and can I get accepted? The school has a 37% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,808 out of 7,540 applicants were admitted making Denison a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 14 percent. Denison University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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Denison SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT35%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||650|
|SAT Math 25th||620|
|SAT Composite 25th||1270|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||710|
|SAT Math 75th||720|
|SAT Composite 75th||1430|
|Average SAT Score||1350|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Denison University?
Denison University typically requires applicants to be in the top 15 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1270 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1190. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1350 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 35 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1430 and Above||Good||>50%|
|1350 to 1430||Avg +||37%-50%|
|1270 to 1350||Avg -||26%-37%|
|1190 to 1270||Reach||17%-26%|
|Less than 1190||Low||<17%|
Denison ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT41%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||28|
|ACT Math 25th||26|
|ACT Composite 25th||28|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||34|
|ACT Math 75th||30|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Average ACT Score||29|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Denison?
Admission data indicates that Denison regularly accepts students with ACT's of 28 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 12 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Denison University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|31 and Above||Good||>54%|
|29 to 31||Avg +||37%-54%|
|28 to 29||Avg -||29%-37%|
|27 to 28||Reach||22%-29%|
|Less than 27||Low||<22%|
Avg. High School GPA3.6
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Denison University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Denison University was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Ohio for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Denison will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||23%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||22%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||15%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||5%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
88% of Denison University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||45%|
|Top 25% of class||88%|
|Top 50% of class||100%|
|Bottom 50% of class||0%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||22%||22%|
Applications were DueJan 15, 2019
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2019.
What are the requirements for admission to Denison University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=202523 IPEDS survey data for Denison University.